Social Development in Asia by Kwong-Leung Tang (auth.), Kwong-Leung Tang (eds.)

By Kwong-Leung Tang (auth.), Kwong-Leung Tang (eds.)

Most Asian international locations have proven a powerful dedication to fast fiscal improvement. Economists have argued that the end result from monetary improvement could be unfold equitably through the inhabitants. within the absence of a powerful culture of social rights, social improvement in Asia has lengthy been taken with no consideration. This assortment records social improvement within the Asian international locations of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand and India and concludes that social improvement has lagged at the back of monetary improvement. This has given upward thrust to `distorted improvement' in lots of international locations. critical improvement difficulties of poverty and inequalities have lingered even in those economically complex nations of Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore. those difficulties were exacerbated within the wake of the Asian fiscal main issue. for you to harmonize social improvement with fiscal development, Asian states should be extra proactive of their improvement agendas.
As a textual content on social improvement in Asia, this ebook is essentially meant for practitioners and scholars of social paintings, social management, and social coverage. it's also correct for college kids and practitioners of sociology, economics, and public policy.

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Social Development in Asia

So much Asian international locations have proven a robust dedication to speedy fiscal improvement. Economists have argued that the end result from financial improvement might be unfold equitably during the inhabitants. within the absence of a powerful culture of social rights, social improvement in Asia has lengthy been taken without any consideration.

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B. 240). CONCLUSION With the collapse of socialism as the guiding developmental ideology and the emergence of a more pluralistic and market-oriented economy, work units, organizations, local governments, neighborhoods and individuals can now have more autonomy. In a gradually depoliticizing society, political ideology has been playing a less central role in defming social problems and their solutions. The government can no longer rely on vague political promises, political education, propaganda, mass mobilization or top-down coercive disciplinary action to alleviate social problems and satisfy social needs.

It is a widely acknowledged fact that the standard of language and communication skills has fallen, largely as a result of declining standards in primary and secondary schools. Language skills enhancement is now a priority amongst schools and universities. School teachers are given salary incentives if they can achieve better language standards (6). From Table 2, it can be seen that the education picture in Hong Kong in 1996 comprises 81 % of the popUlation having at least primary or secondary level education, while only 16% managed to get beyond the secondary ladder.

At the same time, there has been a marked degradation of the personal and intellectual relationship between student and teacher that forms the most important part of university education. Second, the rapid increase in university places has also resulted in a lowering of admission standards. Judging by the performance of students in examinations and coursework, it is evident that the average academic standard of university students in the 1990s has declined. It is a widely acknowledged fact that the standard of language and communication skills has fallen, largely as a result of declining standards in primary and secondary schools.

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